Director: François Delestre
We are pleased to participate for the first time in the Salon du Dessin.
I opened my first gallery in 1974 in Paris, and in 1982, my partner, Robert Stoppenbach and I founded Stoppenbach & Delestre in London, specialising in 19th and 20th century French art.
Over many years, tastes have evolved, as has the art market. It seemed the right moment to create a new French structure, open by appointment and in a central area. This new office will allow us to be closer to the French and European clients and to continue our activity in France, alongside the London gallery.
Watercolour on paper
47 x 35.5 cm
181⁄2 x14 inches
Signed lower right Estève 74
Private collection, France
Due to the gravity of the international situation resulting from the spread of COVID-19 and in order to protect the health of all parties concerned, we have decided to cancel the 29th edition of the Salon du dessin.
France officially declared a state of health emergency on 24 March for two months and there are still numerous uncertainties regarding the evolution of the pandemic over the coming months. These factors make it impossible to reprogram the Salon before the summer of 2020 and the Salon du dessin, which usually attracts numerous other events in Paris for a week, will therefore not take place this year.
Louis de Bayser, President of the Salon du dessin said “this is a difficult decision to take with regard to all those who worked hard for this edition, but our priority is to protect the health of all our exhibitors, visitors and partners”.
We send our thoughts to all those affected by this epidemic and hope that this unprecedented health situation will quickly change favorably.
The organizers of the Fair